Christone "Kingfish" Ingram

Western Reserve Folk Arts Association presents

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram

The Cerny Brothers

Thu, June 13, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram
Christone "Kingfish" Ingram
Another great blues performer is coming to The Kent Stage. Twenty-year-old guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Christone "Kingfish" Ingramwill perform on Thursday, June 13.

Sprung from the same earth as so many of the Delta blues masters, Kingfish comes bursting out of Clarksdale, Mississippi, just ten miles from the legendary crossroads of Highways 61 and 49. A student of the Delta's musical history, he is acutely aware of the musicians and the music that emerged from his corner of the world. "I do think I have an old soul, that I've been here before," he said. "I'm moving forward with one foot in the past."

He was recently signed to the acclaimed blues label Alligator Records, which will release Ingram's debut album "Kingfish" on May 17.

Alligator Records president Bruce Iglauer considers "Kingfish" a natural fit for the blues and roots label. "At the age of 20, "Kingfish" is one of the most exciting and passionate young artists I've seen in many years, said Iglauer. "He's creating new music that feels like blues but doesn't copy what's already been done. His roots are firmly in the Mississippi Delta, and you can hear that raw Delta honesty in his playing and singing. His guitar work is technically dazzling, but it's all about the emotions of the song and moving the audience. He's perfectly capable of crowd-pleasing shredding, but his music is remarkably mature."

Media outlets have raved about Ingram:

"Is Christone "Kingfish" Ingram the future of the blues? The blues savior is one of the most exciting young guitarists in years, with a sound that encompasses B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix & Prince." - Rolling Stone

"A rising blues prodigy... A torchbearer." - NPR Music
The Cerny Brothers
The Cerny Brothers
THE CERNY BROTHERS' NEWEST RELEASE, LOOKING FOR THE GOOD LAND, IS A HEARTLAND ROCK & ROLL ALBUM ANCHORED IN THE ANTHEMIC SPIRIT OF BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, JOHN MELLENCAMP AND OTHER BLUE-COLLAR BANDLEADERS.
Since releasing their debut, Dream, Scott and Bob Cerny have built their audience on the road, traveling far beyond their homes — including rural Illinois, where the brothers were raised; Los Angeles, where they sharpened their chops during the band's early years; and Nashville, where both siblings currently live — to play a string of dive bars, living rooms, clubs, and theaters. It's been a musical trial by fire. On countless nights, they've been the new kids in town, relying on their songs not only to make a good impression, but to cut through the clamor of a noisy bar in an unfamiliar city. That kind of touring will sharpen your songwriting. It'll make you louder, too. With Looking For the Good Land, the Cerny Brothers' music takes on an epic edge, expanding far beyond the folksy, acoustic-based sound of their earlier albums to embrace the storytelling, supersized hooks, and cinematic punch of American rock.
Venue Information:
The Kent Stage
175 East Main
Kent, OH, 44240
http://www.thekentstage.com/